Shaven Pyr

She has always been energetic, but when she got home from grooming(we got her shaved to her undercoat, sorry) she was usually calm. I'm used to her running around and playing, and all of a sudden she's really calm? It just scared me, because I didn't know why. Can you answer that?

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Dec 10, 2020
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Shaving
by: Donna

A master groomer will never shave a double coated dog. They have these double coats for a reason.

It's better to keep up with the grooming of your dog. The coat may never come in properly, again, meaning an undercoat may not develop, again, and you'll just have guard hairs so the dog cannot keep warm in the winter.

In many cases, when you shave a double-coated dog like that, they are distressed about losing their coat. She may appear calm, but she is not so happy at the moment, and may even be depressed.

Here is more on shaving your dog's coat.

Dec 11, 2020
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cover up!
by: Anonymous

I am sorry that you have had this done to your dog. Double-coated dogs who have lost their coat in this manner have been known to become very depressed and uncomfortable. Now your dog is vulnerable to health issues (ie: kidney infection) so she needs to wear a coat.
Its unfortunate. But the damage has been done and your responsibility of care for this dog has just become much more complicated than if you had kept up with the grooming. Now she will need several made coats to protect her from heat and cold and the utter humiliation of loosing her pride. Make no mistake, your dog is traumatized. The emotional component of this loss for her is
just as dire as her health is, now she is without her own fur coat. Do not delay getting her several coats. It must cover her from head to tail, and protect her from all the same weather that you wear clothing for to protect yourself. You will have to keep the coats very clean and brush her every day with a very soft brush to keep her skin healthy.
Double coated dogs have died from the effects of having been shaved. If you are vigilant and she regrows a facsimile of the coat she was born with (it will never be the same), never ever shave her again.

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